WHY IT TOOK THIRTY YEARS TO BURY MY TOWNSMAN

So, I was in the homeland for the greater part of last week, and onto the weekend to attend an uncle’s funeral, representing myself and my family. I intend to write about an aspect of Igbo Funerals I’d neglected in my series on the subject, but for now I’ll like to share something else that […]

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LIVE FOREVER, RAS KIMONO

It’s been more than a week since the death of Ras Kimono was announced. His songs moulded much of my childhood, in the days when conscious music could top the chats, not only in Nigeria, but outside of it as well. Twas from “Brother Nnamdi“, who lived in the next house to ours, and was […]

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ROUTINE MEDICAL CHECK UP

Early last week, I decided to follow my advice to my patients to do medical checks at least once a year. I decided against a nearby private medical centre because of the cost, and also because I wanted to have a feel of what public health care looks like in Lagos personally. I went to […]

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OH BENUE!

I didn’t have a very good last week. the reason is because of the needless, senseless and unending killings in Benue State. After that attack by suspected Fulani Militia on parishioners and priests (one of whom had warned about the presence of Fulani Militiamen in their immediate surroundings in a post he made on Facebook […]

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IGBO TRADITIONAL WEDDING

A man and/or woman isn’t considered married among the Igbo, if (s)he hasn’t completed all of the rites required by the prevailing culture (Odibendi) to do. Hosting a lavish wedding party, following a solemnization in church or a Nikkah by Muslim faithfuls, or even at the registry is totally besides the point, as it is […]

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ANCIENT IGBO GPS

I have always wondered what local technology, besides word of mouth, existed in times past, by which people kept track of the movements of people, living in this age of the Global Positioning System, GPS, where we tend to have become blind navigationally without it; besides using it to track our gadgets, cars even humans […]

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